PAST LIVES THERAPY

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


Doesn't such a therapy sound esoteric and mystical? It really isn't that way 99% of the time. The experience is more like eating thick soup - solid, real and satisfying (but not dull). For several years there have been therapists who have been using hypnosis to regress people to past life experiences. A solid informative book on the subject has been published recently, Through Mind into Healing by Dr. Brian Weiss. While only a minority of clients seem to be in need of this type of therapy, it usually resolves issues that have never before been amenable to resolution with other more conventional therapies.


Many politicians, doctors, lawyers and politically-correct groups would prefer that you NOT read this chapter.

Personally I first experienced past lives regression in a 1980s classroom experiment with other prospective psychotherapists. It was a big surprise then to discover that I was a different sex when I "looked down at my body in my mind's eye" as directed by the hypnotist. The solid details are what make such an experience feel so real: the type of shoes being worn, the old-fashioned money, the worn bench and most especially, the ordinariness of it all. Several years later I sought out a therapist who did past lives therapy. I discovered in that therapy that in a prior lifetime I had died giving birth to a child. That explained much of my discomfort then with my own sexuality, trauma knots from that lifetime affecting me in this lifetime. (There will be those reading this who "know" that it was trauma in this lifetime that I was avoiding. No. I disagree. I entered past lives therapy after years of primal therapy, a therapy that focused exclusively on this lifetime's traumas. Primal treatment had done little up to then to ease that discomfort.)


Growth Exercise. Find a hypnotist who does past life regressions and try it out for yourself. You don't have to do therapy. Just find out what there is to see and experience.


While resolving trauma in this lifetime may take months or even years, resolving the effects of past life trauma knots on this lifetime is usually much quicker. Insight will often be sufficient. If not, and the trauma knot in a past life must be faced, its knotting effect on this life usually gets untied more readily than if it were this life's trauma knot.


Whether the idea of past lives is The Truth is just not that important. For as more than one fellow therapist told Dr. Weiss (Weiss 1992, 55), "I still don't know if I believe in this past life stuff, but I use it, and it sure does work!"

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